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OALCF Task Cover Sheet Task Title: Learner Name:
OALCF Task Cover Sheet
Task Title: Writing Lego Building Instructions
Learner Name:
Date Started:
Successful Completion:
Date Completed:
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Goal Path: Employment  Apprenticeship  Secondary School  Post Secondary  Independence 
Task Description:
Learners design and build an original object from Lego or other building blocks. They will write out step-bystep directions for another learner (or practitioner) to duplicate the object. They will use the other learner’s
written directions to build a second object. At the end they will review each other’s finished models and
discuss the clarity and accuracy of the written instructions.
Competency:
Task Group(s):
A: Find and Use Information
A1: Read continuous text
B: Communicate Ideas and Information
B1: Interact with others
B2: Write continuous text
B3 Complete and create documents
Level Indicators:
A1.2: Read texts to locate and connect ideas and information
B1.2: Initiate and maintain interactions with one or more persons to discuss, explain, or exchange
information and opinions
B2.1: Write brief texts to convey simple ideas and factual information
B3.1b: Create very simple documents to display and organize a limited amount of information
Performance Descriptors: See chart on last page
Materials Required:
 Learner instructions and information (next page)
 Blank paper, pencil and eraser
 A pair of matching sets of 6 Lego blocks in baggies (you can use more Lego, but this increases time and
difficulty). You can use any combinations of blocks as long as they are varied in size, shape, and colour
(maximum two alike or the assignment will be too simple).
Task Title: Writing Lego Building Instructions
Learner information and instructions:
For this activity you will be writing building directions for someone else to use to re-create the object
that you have designed. They will not know what the final object should look like. You will also be
following their directions on how to build something.
Task 1:
Decide what type of object you want to build with your bag of building pieces (Lego). It
will be an abstract version of the object (meaning not very much detail). It could be
something like a bridge, animal, house, etc. You must use all of the pieces.
Task 2:
Start building your object, writing down the step-by-step instructions as you go. Do not
include any hints about your object in the instructions. For instance, write “Place red
blocks around outside edge of the flat green piece” and not “use the red blocks for the
walls of the house”.
When your instructions are complete, take your object apart. Put all of the blocks and
your instructions back in the bag.
Task 3:
Trade bags with someone else. Using the instructions they have written, try to rebuild
their object. What is the object?
Task 4:
When both you & your partner have finished, look at each other’s completed objects.
Talk about what was clear in the written instructions and how they could be improved.
Task 5:
Re-write your instructions to be more clear and easy to follow.
A1.2
B1.2
B2.1
B3.1b
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Reads texts to locate and connect ideas and information
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Makes connections between sentences and between
paragraphs in a single text
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Scans text to locate information
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Makes low-level inferences
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Initiate and maintain interactions with one or more persons to
discuss, explain, or exchange information and opinions
Shows an awareness of factors that affect interactions, such as
differences in opinions and ideas, and social linguistic and
cultural differences

Demonstrates some ability to use tone appropriately
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Rephrases to confirm or increase understanding
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Uses and interprets non-verbal cues (e.g. body language, facial
expressions, gestures)
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Write brief texts to convey simple ideas and factual information
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Writes simple texts to request, remind or inform
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Conveys simple ideas and factual information
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Demonstrates a limited understanding of sequence
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Uses highly familiar vocabulary
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Create very simple documents to display and organize a limited
amount of information

Organizes lists to suit purpose (e.g. chronologically,
alphabetically, numerically, sequentially)
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Presents text and numbers below one or more headings in lists
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independently
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with support
from practitioner
Performance Descriptors
Needs Work
Task Title: Writing Lego Building Instructions